Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Richards as its new Head of Business Development Europe.
Jennifer brings over 20 years of extensive strategic advisory and business development experience to the role. As Head of Business Development Europe, Jennifer will be responsible for leading ILIM’s new business activities across Continental Europe, focusing on utilising ILIM’s wide range of capabilities to develop long term solutions for investors. Jennifer will also be responsible for supporting growth within the Irish market, looking at new opportunities for ILIM to help meet investors' requirements.
Jennifer joins ILIM from Aberdeen Standard Investments (formerly Standard Life Investments), where she held several senior roles, including Co-Head of European Business Development. She has a successful track record of growing businesses, and under her steer, the European business of Standard Life Investments grew from €7bn to €20bn in five years.
Commenting on the appointment, Colin Cunningham, Director Global Institutional Distribution at Irish Life Investment Managers, said: “We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Richards has joined as Head of Business Development in Europe. Jennifer is a key addition to the team, where her specific focus will be on further developing and strengthening our growing position in Europe. Jennifer’s appointment supports our ongoing growth through partnerships in many key markets across Europe, underlining Irish Life Investment Managers continued commitment to our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities and assisting them in achieving their business objectives.”
Previously, Jennifer held the position of Head of Ireland at Standard Life Investments and was a key member of the Standard Life Irish Leadership Team, who set the strategic direction and vision for the Irish business with 300+ employees. Prior to this role, Jennifer was Head of European Wholesale Clients and was responsible for designing and implementing the SLI client proposition for her clients across Europe. Preceding her role in ASI, Jennifer worked at AIB Investment Managers and Mercer.